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Egyptian government bypasses ISPs to block access to websites: Telecommunications Ministry source
Mohamed Hamama | The websites block has been carried out through a centralized government decision, according to source
24 hours later: What we know about the blocking of Mada Masr’s website
Mohamed Hamama | Where and how we're blocked, whether it could be legal, what the context is, and more
Infinite eyes in the network: Government escalates attack on secure communication
There is a history of the state breaching private security, but something new may be coming
Egypt’s new cybercrime bill could send you to prison
Mohamed Hamama | Under the newly-drafted cybercrime law you may be punished for a number of things you do online, and
From students to judges, no one’s Facebook is safe
Mai Shams El-Din | Mansoura University engineering student Abdallah Azmy was studying for his midterm exam a few weeks ago,
Privacy International reveals intelligence unit tasked with acquiring surveillance tools
Lina Attalah and Mohamed Hamama | While Egypt's Technical Research Department works in complete secrecy, Privacy International suggests
Monitoring communication: Where will the state’s attempts to control ‘space’ lead?
Mohamed Hamama | On March 20, Google released a statement announcing it had detected a security breach originating from
Egypt’s cyber crime bill
Tom Rollins | Last week, privately owned newspaper Al-Watan reported that the “Revolutionary Punishment” movement
Who are ‘the people’?
Lina Attalah, Sherene Seikaly, Laila Shereen Sakr, Pascale Ghazaleh and Hoda Elsadda | The last four and a half years of political upheaval and resistance in the Arab world have revealed new
 
Opinion
Sherif Azer
Twitter suspends more accounts of Egyptian activists
Pro-Mubarak Twitter users tail prominent activist
Wafaa Heikal
Why did Twitter suspend a Reuters journalist’s account in Egypt?
Account blocking, false flagging tactics, internet trolls and hate speech
Nashwa Hussein Aly
Why governments should give Twitter a break about ISIS
More than any other tech company, Twitter seems to be under fire from governments around the world —
 
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News
Germany cancels cyber training with Egyptian security, fearing rights abuses
Belahmar blocked, bringing total number of blocked websites to 127
UAE transfers internet surveillance system bought from French company to Egypt: Télérama
5 websites offering VPN services added to list of blocked sites in Egypt
Update: Number of websites blocked in Egypt reaches 54
Representatives of blocked websites announce intent to pursue legal measures
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Cartoons
No likes?
Andeel | Sisi issues a new law to fight terrorism on the internet.Sisi: Still, no likes?
Intelligence
Andeel | Sisi: "Hello Ahmed, listen, what does LOL mean?"
Cartoon: Can’t or won’t?
Andeel |  Caption: US$100 million for internet surveillanceSisi: "I don't want to give you..."